School of Health and Social Development

Inaugural HDR Research Conference

On 19th November 2012, the School of Health and Social Development held its inaugural 'HDR Research Conference' that showcased the innovative research being conducted by PhD and Masters by Research candidates within the school. Twenty students presented their research on topics ranging from ethnicity and health to obesity prevention. The following presenters were voted as having the 'best presentation in the session': Annemarie Nevill, Rona Weerasuriya, Elyse Warner and Jennifer Marks.

The conference also involved two 'panels of experts' who shared their experiences and knowledge of the examination process and dealing with the media. The event was well attended and considered a great success and the plan is for the School to hold an annual HDR Research Conference.

Conference Program

Georgia Birch
'Crossing Borders' (factors that influence participation in physical activity of a group of older Somali women living in Melbourne)

Lauren Purnell
The Impact of the Rice Harvest Season on Children's School Attendance in Rural Cambodia

John Grundy
Health in Transition in Asia - the cases of DPR Korea (North Korea) and Myanmar (Burma)

Annemarie Nevill
How do older Khmer women maintain their wellbeing in Australia?

Grace Kabaniha
Priority setting for HIV/AIDS prevention in Uganda: Context, evolution and considerations for the future

Rona Weerasuriya
Exploring the health and wellbeing experiences in accessing gardens within a healthcare setting

Jonathan 'Yotti' Kingsley
'If the land is healthy, it makes the people healthy': Applying the connection between Country and health for Aboriginal Victorian people into practice and policy
No document available

Priscilla Lai Han Lunn
Karen refugees in regional Victoria: food access and acculturation

Lynne Millar
Increasing community capacity is associated with decreasing prevalence of overweight and obesity in a community based intervention among Australian adolescents

Jill Whelan
Homeless and hungry - is charitable work enough?

Jack Migdalek, Rebecca Patrick and Georgia Birch
Panel of Experts 1: The Examination Process
No document available

Elyse Warner
'Boomerang Kids': Families' experiences when young adults return home

Eva Yuen
Understanding health literacy among caregivers of people with cancer: Development of a conceptual framework

Rachael Schmidt
Exploring the wheelchair-seating service experience from a social justice perspective: Why bother?

Shane Kavanagh
The impact of Gender Inequality on Men's Health

Rebecca Patrick
Researcher Reflexivity - The 'other' chapter

Danielle Hitch
Integrating Theory, Research and Action Using the ITRA Method: A new method for evidence based practice

Elyse Warner, Matt Ebden and Vivica Kraak
Panel of Experts 2: Dealing with the Media

Rasyedah Ahmad Raqi
Stakeholders' participatory process in prioritising policy options to reduce obesity in Malaysia

Jennifer Marks
Using social network analysis to identify staff relationships within child care centres for child obesity prevention intervention planning

Vivica Kraak
Who's accountable for creating healthy food environments in England? An innovative research approach to evaluate the Responsibility Deal Food Network's accountability structures

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

6th March 2014